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Trusted information and resources that support parents and their daughter's health and wellbeing.
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Following is a list of books and resources you may find useful. These books are readily available from your local bookstore, library, or online books seller. Some of these eBooks and audiobooks are in the Kerferd Library online collection and are available for students and staff 24/7. The Kerferd Library eBooks and audiobooks are marked with a red padlock.
Parent resources | Eating disorders: Online resources
Eating disorders and adolescents (Better Health Channel, n.d.)
"Until recently, eating disorders have been rare in younger children. Unfortunately, this is no longer the case. Often, an eating disorder develops as a way for an adolescent to feel in control about what is happening in their life. While people with eating disorders focus on food, weight and shape, there are nearly always underlying issues being masked by the eating disorder. " (Better Health Channel, n.d.)
Nutrition and mental health (Beyond Blue, n.d.)
"Evidence shows that eating well can make a big difference to your mental health and wellbeing." (Beyond Blue, n.d.)
Parent resources | Eating disorders: Podcasts
Parent resources | Eating disorders: Bookshelf
Can I Tell You about Eating Disorders? by
Publication Date: 2014
This illustrated book is an ideal introduction to understanding the complex issues surrounding eating disorders. It shows family, friends and teachers how they can support a young person with an eating disorder and will also be a good place to start when encouraging open conversations about eating disorders at school or at home.
Help Your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder by
Publication Date: 2015
Tens of thousands of parents have turned to this compassionate guide for support and practical advice grounded in cutting-edge scientific knowledge. Top experts James Lock and Daniel Le Grange explain what you need to know about eating disorders, which treatments work, and why it is absolutely essential to play an active role in your teen's recovery--even though parents have often been told to take a back seat. Learn how to monitor your teen's eating and exercise, manage mealtimes, end weight-related power struggles, and partner successfully with health care providers. When families work together to get the most out of treatment and prevent relapse, eating disorders can be beat. This book is your essential roadmap. Featuring the latest research, resources, and diagnostic information, the second edition has been expanded to cover binge-eating disorder.
Raising Body-Confident Daughters by
Publication Date: 2015
Our society idolizes the body, creating a body-consciousness in girls that can lead to eating disorders, body-image issues, and more. This book outlines the conversations every mom needs to have with her eight- to twelve-year-old about becoming body-confident. With these helpful tools, you can teach your daughter to care for her body while emphasizing the care of her spirit. Use these eight biblically based conversations to guide your tween into God's purpose for her body--to glorify him--and how that relates to practical concerns as... embracing the physical changes of womanhood caring for her own hair and skin developing healthy habits of nutrition and exercise You'll find examples of scripted conversations, ideas for planning fantastic dates with your daughter to enhance those conversations, and even fun recipes to try together--everything you need to help her become the body-confident young woman God created her to be. You'll even find some encouragement for your own body-conscious moments.